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Huckabee takes jab at Obama during anti-abortion event

By John Couwels, CNN
"We pay little attention to who we elect for president, obviously," Huckabee said Tuesday.
"We pay little attention to who we elect for president, obviously," Huckabee said Tuesday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Republican presidential hopeful was speaking before an anti-abortion group
  • Jab met with cheers from the mostly Christian conservative audience

Orlando (CNN) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee took a jab at President Barack Obama while speaking before an anti-abortion group Tuesday night.

During his speech in Orlando, Huckabee said since hosting his weekly weekend shows on Fox News, people in airports and on the streets recognize him more now than during his presidential run three years ago.

"We pay more attention to who we see on TV," Huckabee said. "We pay little attention to who we elect for president, obviously." The former Arkansas governor's jab at Obama was met with cheers from the mostly Christian conservative audience.

Huckabee spoke about the importance of getting the word out to pregnant women that there's an alternative to abortion.

"We need to change the culture, change the culture toward pro-life," Huckabee said during the benefit dinner for Heroic Media, which produces multimedia anti-abortion advertising campaigns.

Media and advertising, he said, have been at the forefront of every culture change.